Mr. Basketball Candidate: Javon Freeman

High School
Illinois

Posted On: 11/4/17 6:00 AM

In this series we take a look at the potential candidates for Mr. Basketball in the state of Illinois for this upcoming season.  Here we profile Whitney Young 2018 shooting guard Javon Freeman.

 

Profile:

Freeman is a slick two guard that transferred over to Whitney Young last season when his previous school Seton closed.  He slowly got into rhythm with his squad as the season went along and was a major reason they won a state championship.  Freeman is smooth with the rock in his hands and has the ability to get to the rack as well as be a good passer from the wing position.

Odds to Win:

12/1

 

Why He Can Win:

Freeman has the momentum coming off a strong close to his junior campaign with the Dolphins and winning the state championship really helped his name recognition.  Freeman looks like he will be the go to scorer for Whitney Young this season.  Playing in the high profile CPS against quality competition and the Chicago media spotlight will help his candidacy.

 

Obstacles to Win:

With Whitney Young this year they are so deep with talent it is crazy.  That is good for a state title defense, but could be problematic for one of their players accumulating enough flashy stats to be put in the conversation for this award.